10 Reasons to Visit Perth Instead of Sydney
10 reasons to visit Perth instead of Sydney
With its positive atmosphere, breath-taking sunsets, warm climate and endless variety of activities, Perth is becoming an attractive alternative to Sydney. Here are some reasons for putting this city on your bucket list.
Sunniest place in Australia
Perth prides itself with getting the most sunshine per year. This, together with a warm climate makes Perth an ideal summer destination. So, if sun is what you are looking for, you know where you are very likely to find it.
Safest place in Australia
Probably thanks to its remoteness, Perth has extremely low crime rate, making it the safest city in Australia. Just remember all the scary night walks to your hotel during your travels and you will really appreciate Perth for not having to worry about this issue.
Festivals and nightlife
A huge number of festivals occurring all year round attract thousands of people. You can find here big music festivals with top DJs, as well as small, local gigs. The foreigners living in Perth form a specific music scene, which gives Perth a very special vibe. You can also visit a recently opened state-of-art Perth Arena, where stars such as Bruce Springsteen or Rolling Stones perform.
Thanks to Perth’s location on the west coast, there is an endless selection of breath taking beaches that are remote and without tourists. Every single beach is unique, but they all have something in common – white sand, crystal clear water and waves ideal for surfing.
Perth is a perfect place for making further trips. You can get on a plane and in one hour land on Bali. Flying to attractive Asian destinations is much faster and cheaper compared to Australia’s east coast.
Hundreds of bars can be found all around Perth. Those to be definitely put on your bucket lists are located on rooftops of high buildings and usually feature live music. You will want to enjoy the views from the top every single day, like most locals here do, with a glass of wine or cocktail.
As Perth features an enormous number of restaurants, it is sought-after by food enthusiasts from all over the world. The variety of places to eat is, mainly thanks to Perth’s multiculturalism, endless and you will without doubt find food to satisfy your cravings while still staying on budget.
One of the reasons to stay in Perth for a longer period of time is definitely for its universities and other educational institutions. It is only up to you whether you decide to study in the city centre or at the beach. Local students also have free public transportation, which definitely adds to the city’s attractiveness.
Even though Perth might seem to be an extremely expensive city, once you start working there, you will understand why the prices are so high. The average wages in Perth are higher compared to the east coast of Australia, mainly due to its constantly evolving economy. The city also scored eight place in the ratings for world’s most liveable cities.
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